Enter the 2020s in Style with the New Toyota Century
Toyota is rapidly speeding up the development of its domestic-market luxury car, launching the third-generation Century a mere 21 years after the second was launched. The new car is longer and more spacious, yet even quieter thanks to having new motor mounts and a hybrid V8 replacing the majestic V12.
While the drivetrain seems to have come out of the Lexus LS600h, Century fans like ourselves may be sorry to see that the cassette player is gone now too, having been replaced by what seems to be a CD/SD/USB unit as part of a modern 20-speaker premium audio system.
Toyota made sure to enlarge the door openings, which only enhances the luxury experience provided by the generous 10 foot wheelbase and the raised ceiling. They have also straightened the slope of the C pillar to draw your attention to the rear. There, the Century’s occupants can enjoy the benefits of the 100 percent wool upholstery, a step-less, adjustable power leg rest, adjustable rear seats with a massage function and a multi-operational LCD panel located in the central armrest.